There are a few things guaranteed to make a day better and one of them is a slew of release dates for upcoming titles. Unfortunately this event from last week kinda fell through the cracks and I didn’t see it until coming home today however it’s certainly a real treat as it has a little something for two types of often overlooked gamers here in North America; Vita owners and JRPG PC Gamers. So lets get right too it.
The first up is Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed launching for the Playstation Vita. Although we have known about a localization for a while Idea Factory have been silent on the release date. So good news last week they announced a release date of May 19th. Furthermore today also saw an announcement for the Collectors Edition (pictured above) which includes a Neptune dakimakura I suppose for people who really wan’t to get close to Neptune... and the standard soundtrack and limited edition packaging. For those of you who don’t know this in ARPG from the people who brought us the Senran Kagura series set in the Neptunia universe of Gameindustri.
Following that is of course more Neptune. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation which like it’s predecessor will be seeing a Steam release on May 19th the same day as Action Unleashed. As before this is a port of the Vita remake using the battle system featured in Victory. While not as giant a leap forward as Re;Birth1 Re;Birth2 for those who haven’t played it (or just big fans) is a worthwhile RPG in my opinion.
Finally Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation for Steam finally has a release window of Fall 2015, following hot on the heels of it’s Vita release sometime this summer. Sadly no firm release date have yet been confirmed for either game.
Beyond that for fans of Compile Heart next week is seeing the release of the second Galapagos RPG branded title Omega Quintet following on last years Fairy Fencer F, the game will be seeing a Playstation 4 release, representing Compile Hearts first official Western PS4 release. To be honest I don’t know much about it other then it seems to be best described as an Idol dungeon crawl RPG... considering Compile Heart describes the Galapagos RPG brand as making games explicitly for the Japanese audience I expect basically what we see in the trailer.